The MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology at Albizu University’s (AU) Miami Campus is offered on campus as well as an online psychology degree. This Master of Science Degree prepares students to be culturally competent I/O practitioners who develop and apply scientific knowledge to solve problems in work environments. The on-campus or online Master in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program allows students to graduate with practical training in the areas of selection and placement, training and development, performance measurement, organizational development, and quality of work life.
- Available through our Puerto Rico, San Juan and Miami locations, plus online, this Master of Science program’s emphasis on applied training approach prepares students to succeed in the job market.
- Reduced student-faculty ratio assists students to engage in critical thinking and hone their skills to meet the needs of diverse organizational settings upon graduation.
- Ongoing faculty mentoring supports students’ career goals.
- Classes are taught by active I/O professionals who provide working expertise in theories, research, and practice in the field.
- On-campus, web-assisted, online, and/or hybrid courses are available for your convenience.
- An extensive practicum site placement network for live program students.
- Opportunities for applied research projects are available for online students.
The application for the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology consists of the following:
- A completed and signed application form submitted prior to the established deadline and accompanied by the $50 application fee. The application process begins by creating an online account.
- Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions attended, showing that the following conditions have been met:
- A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher is required. Completed applications may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if the academic credentials do not meet the minimum requirement, but the applicant’s cumulative undergraduate GPA is at least 2.5. In that situation, enrollment may be recommended at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, but the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first session to retain enrolled student status.
- Transcripts should include any degree received. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States is required.
- Applicants enrolled in institutions of higher education outside the United States whose standards of training are
substantially equivalent to the standards of training of those institutions in the United States will also be considered.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation. These should preferably be from past professors, although one may be from a supervisor. All letters should be written in accordance with the AU format.
- A current curriculum vitae that summarizes the applicant’s credentials.
- A statement of purpose, which should be double-spaced, typed, and one-page long. It must articulate the applicant’s interest in the field, short and long-term career goals, and how AU is expected to contribute to said goals.
- Proof of appropriate immigration status for all international students. International students should also submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. The credentials must include the applicant’s GPA. For detailed information on this requirement, please refer to the Credential Evaluation Services section found in the International Students page of the Albizu University website. All admission credentials for international students must be received by Albizu University at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the session of expected enrollment.
- Applicants to the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology must have passed an upper division statistics course with a grade of “B” or above within the last five years of the application deadline. If applicants do not meet this prerequisite but meet all other admission requirements and are accepted into the program, they will be permitted to take the required statistics course during their first enrollment session.
Once the Admissions Office receives all the required documentation and the interview process is completed, academic program advisors will contact successful candidates to provide program direction and guidance.
Albizu University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
According to the 2019 reports by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in industrial and organizational psychology are expected to increase by 14% from 2017 to 2026, placing trained I/O professionals in high demand. In 2018, the reported annual median wage was $109,030.
I/O practitioners typically find employment in public and private industries, educational institutions, and government agencies in the following areas:
- General management
- Employee training and development
- Employee relations
- Compensation and benefits
- Labor law
- Affirmative action
- Union relations
- Research and development
- Personnel selection
- Work motivation
- Talent development
- Organizational change
For the fully online program, requirements for the degree include 42 academic credits, 6 final project credits, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
AREA I: Foundation Courses, 18 credits
PYIOV571 Foundations of I/O Psychology, 3 credits
PYIOV594 Small Group Theory and Process, 3 credits
PYIOV500 Research Methods, 3 credits
PYIOV596 I/O Statistics, 3 credits
PYIOV595 Advanced Research Methods, 3 credits
PYIOV502 Attitude Theory, 3 credits
AREA II. Core I/O Courses, 18 credits
PYIOV689 Work Motivation, 3 credits
PYIOV698 Organizational Psychology, 3 credits
PYIOV672 Employment Law, 3 credits
PYIOV674 Personnel Psychology, 3 credits
PYIOV676 Organizational Training and Development, 3 credits
PYIOV683 Psychological Assessment Techniques in the Organization, 3 credits
AREA III. Final Projects Courses, 6 credits
PYIOV696 Applied Research and Capstone Project I, 3 credits
PYIOV697 Applied Research and Capstone Project II, 3 credits
Note: Students may substitute PYIO631 and PYIO632 Industrial and Organizational Practicum I and II for PYIOV696 and PYIOV697 Applied Research and Capstone Project I and II, as approved by the I/O program coordinator.
AREA IV. Electives, 6 credits
Students have the choice of two elective courses as approved by the I/O program coordinator.
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 48 credits
Note: Any grade of “Incomplete” must be resolved before beginning the applied research/capstone project.